New Instructors and Accomplishments

New Instructors

July - December 2016 (PDF)

January - June 2016 (PDF)

July - December 2015 (PDF)

 

Partner Spotlight

Take Me Fishing Hutsell!

Take Me Fishing Houston! began as a pilot project in 2005 to introduce students and their families to fishing. Built on the vision of teacher Mark Fobian and the work of a few dedicated teachers, the project included several community partners and several elementary schools in the Houston region, including West Columbia, Golbow, Grissom, Lyons and Hutsell.

In the spring of 2016, Hutsell Elementary celebrated their 10th anniversary fishing event. Check out the history of this successful school program (PDF).

 

Dallas Ecological Foundation

Dallas Ecological Foundation (DEF) announced their Outdoor Education Teacher of the Year, Coach Lloyd Love with Pasadena ISD. Watch the inspiring video to see how he incorporates Angler Education into his high school classes.

Aquatic Ed Year in Review

September 2015 - August 2016

Thank you for "Supporting the Sport!" Our program continues to grow and be successful because of the dedicated volunteers who share their passion for the outdoors with others. Thank you for another great year!

401 Classes and Outreach events held

  • 284 Conventional Fishing Classes & Outreach Events
  • 22 Fly Fishing Classes & Outreach Events
  • 50 Instructor Workshops
  • 15 Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish at State Park Events
  • 13 Take Me Fishing Exhibit Trailer Events
  • 17 Specialty Clinics

64,806  People reached

  • 42,262 Youth
  • 22,544 Adults (647 new Instructors trained)

16,046 Volunteer hours

Top Lures - Over 100 hours!

September 2015 - August 2016

SCHERER, MICHAEL 491.5 hrs
SMITH, DAVID C. 282.5 hrs
ROCHA, ARMANDO 282 hrs
GEBAUER, TIMOTHY 257 hrs
JOHNSON, RICHARD 227 hrs
SIMMS-JUSTICE, MELANIE 196 hrs
NICHOLSON, ROB 192.75 hrs
BOWEN, CARL (VAN) 184 hrs
SHIRAISHI, DOUGLAS 172.5 hrs
HOLSTON, RONALD 160.5 hrs
THOMAS, MICHAEL 153 hrs
SMITH, JOHN 151 hrs
HILLMAN, ALFRED 145.5 hrs
WALKER, PAUL 139 hrs
KRUEGER, MARK 135 hrs
GREEN, D'ANNA 131 hrs
MAREK JR., WILTON 129 hrs
MONTAYNE, DANIEL 128 hrs
URBANO, JUAN 120 hrs
RUNGE, BRYCE 116 hrs
SHAVER, BRENDA 114.5 hrs
FITZGERALD, THOMAS 113 hrs
PETRUSKEVICH, CONNIE 109 hrs
PASTERNAK, DAVID 105 hrs
WATT, BEATRICE 104 hrs
BRASHEAR, ROBERT 103.5 hrs

Thank you to all of our 2016 volunteers! (PDF)

Area Chief Awards - 2017

Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards are earned by Area Chiefs for their leadership and dedication to our Angler Education Instructor training program. The award is based on the number of instructors trained, cumulative from year to year, through Jan 31, 2017.

Congratulations to Our New Area Chiefs for 2017

  • Treasa Antony
  • Don Carter
  • Rhonda Fitzgerald
  • Thomas Fitzgerald
  • Terry Smith

Platinum Award
(has trained 200+ people)

  • Almanzar, Raul
  • Davis, Shelia
  • Fobian, Mark
  • Petrick, Mike
  • Ramirez, Reynaldo
  • Scherer, Michael
  • Shaver, Brenda
  • Thomas, Michael
  • Urbano, Juan
  • Van de Putte, Antoinette
  • Walker, Paul

Gold Award
(has trained 50-199 people)

  • Anderson, Jere
  • Brashear, Robert
  • Davis, Willie
  • Garcia, Rodd
  • Gebauer, Timothy
  • Hamon, Jerry
  • Johnson, Richard
  • Kleindienst, Dorian
  • Ogrin, Richard
  • Paterson, Clinton
  • Ramirez, Irma
  • Salas, Jaime
  • Salas Jr., Juan
  • Salgado, Kitty
  • Weyant, Gerald
  • Wilson, Shane

Silver Award
(has trained 25-49 people)

  • Keo, Steve
  • Koenen, Charles (Chuck)
  • Lambert, Larry
  • Lecca, Vincent
  • Lewis, Nikia

Bronze Award
(has trained 10-24 people)

  • Gray, Kendrick
  • Minton, Brock
  • Stillman, Neil